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"Smart people. Neat projects. Terrible place to work."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

People that know what they're doing. Lots of interesting projects floating around.

Cons

Constant pressure to get more done faster. Oncall shifts. Being pulled in different directions by different projects. Constantly having to trouble shoot systems you don't fully understand without time to learn it.

Advice to Management

They're a natural way developers communicate and work with each other when they're collaborating on a project. Don't break that up because someone gave you a deadline.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "GReGoo"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good place to learn things
    -Lots of smart people
    - great infrastructure to develop stuff

    Cons

    - Takes a while to figure out internal tools
    - Frugality sometimes means that you dont have 2 monitors


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    People are fun and easy to work with
    Ability to work from home
    Always have ability to develop and work your way up the ladder

    Cons

    Policy on only one self shift swap a month

    Advice to Management

    Faster response to employee questions and needs

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